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NC State target Brian Bowen to announce his decision on social media Saturday

La Lumiere School's Brian Bowen #20 in action against Sierra Canyon School during a high school basketball game at the 2017 Hoophall Classic on Monday, January 16, 2017, in Springfield, MA..
La Lumiere School's Brian Bowen #20 in action against Sierra Canyon School during a high school basketball game at the 2017 Hoophall Classic on Monday, January 16, 2017, in Springfield, MA.. AP

N.C. State target and five-star prospect Brian Bowen will finally make his long-awaited college decision this weekend.

The McDonald’s All-American and No. 18 recruit in the class of 2017 announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon that he will announce his college choice on Saturday via Twitter at 4 p.m.

Bowen is the last of the top recruits to announce his decision. His announcement will come weeks after the deadline for players to sign their National Letter of Intent.

Instead, Bowen will have to sign a financial aid agreement that does not bind the player to the school.

Bowen, who played for nationally ranked La Lumiere High School, was heavily recruited by former N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried and his coaching staff. The Wolfpack were said then to be a real possibility for the prospect from Indiana. Gottfried was fired in February.

At the McDonald’s All-American game in March, he told The N&O that he loved Gottfried, who had recruited him for a while.

“Their assistants have been talking to me, so it’s a little bit up in the air,” he said then.

It is unclear whether new N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts and his staff have pursued him.

The Wolfpack have still remained in the top list of schools he was considering.

However, recently schools such as Louisville, Oregon and DePaul, who hired Bowen’s AAU and high school coach, have emerged.

Michigan State, Creighton, Arizona and Texas are also among his top choices.

Jonathan M. Alexander: 919-829-4822, @jonmalexander

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